Olaudah Equiano Summary

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Nikolas Merluzzi The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano was published in London in 1789, by Olaudah Equiano. This book was one of the first autobiographies written by a former slave, and was also one of the most popular of it's kind. Equiano, also known as Gustavus Vassa, wrote this book in opposition of the Atlantic slave trade; one of the largest economic enterprises in the world's history. Olaudah writes about enduring a life of slavery in Africa, Eaurope, America, and the Caribbean. Not only is this book of great insight to the Atlantic slave trade and the treatment of slaves in the trade, but it is also a great tale of Equiano's life; as an African native, a slave, a servant, a free sailor, a free man of color in Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas, as well as the many other fascinating instances he recounts in his book.1…show more content…
Everything that he has written in his book was written with a purpose to persuade the reader; whether it be his childhood in Africa, his religion, or his treatment as a slave. We will be examining how Olaudah's faith in God, as a Christian, helped persuade readers to be disgusted and opposed to

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